More than half a million people from across the Himalayas gather in Ladakh, India, every year to celebrate Naropa’s life. Likened to the “Kumbh Mela of Himalayas,” this month-long festival includes several rare cultural events that are believed to grant spiritual liberation upon sight. This includes the ceremonial unfurling of one of the greatest regional treasures – the largest silk embroidery of Buddha Amitabha that stretches several stories in height, a beloved devotional art piece that is only displayed to public audiences during the Naropa festival.
The Naropa events bring together the largest assembly of Drukpa masters and include cultural performances by prominent Himalayan artists, representing the greater Drukpa community.
The Naropa Festival is considered a not to be missed event by the hundreds of thousands who attended.